3C’s, 3D Flower Still-lifes

3rd Graders in Ms. Cohn’s class just finished these beautiful 3 dimensional flowers in a vase. Take a look!

flowers 3rd displayWe began by learning that a still life is an arrangement of inanimate objects, such as fruit or flowers. We even looked at a famous flower painting by Vincent Van Gogh titled, Sunflowers. In addition to creating 3 dimension on a 2 dimensional surface, students also worked in the round to create flowers that actually came out into space.

We began by learning how to create a 3D sunflower using Model Magic. Students used a bowl to create the shape and tools to create texture. Once complete, students moved on to creating 3 other flowers of their choice. They could be as imaginative or realistic as they wanted. Our 3rd graders rendering their vases and backgrounds with chalk pastels using lights and darks in their design to create form and depth. They experimented with color blending to create value both with chalk pastels and acrylic and tempera cakes. A collection of still life’s are currently on display outside the art room! Enjoy


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